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Mark Stock's 'Hollywood: Uncovered' paintings hint at mysteries
Mark Stock's 'Hollywood: Uncovered' paintings hint at mysteries

As a creator of narrative art, Mark Stock says nothing is more fun than staging a photo shoot for a painting he has yet to make. So when Stock decided to revisit one of his more popular subjects — interpreting the artistic, historical and personal significance of the famed Hollywood sign — he asked a model to pose for a photo shoot at a spot in the El Cerrito Hills near Oakland that looks like the site of the sign. "I said, 'Look, do you have a cocktail dress? Bring a couple.... I [then] got the lights. I got the extension cord. I got a shovel, and I got gloves. She shows up. She's cute. I say, 'I want this dress.' She goes in and puts the dress on....

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